O Christ. In Thee My Soul Hath Found.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

O Christ. In Thee My Soul Hath Found.
And Found In Thee Alone,
The Peace, The Joy I Sought So Long,
The Bliss Till Now Unknown.

Now None But Christ Can Satisfy,
None Other Name For Me.
There’s Love And Life And Lasting
Joy,
Lord Jesus Found In Thee.

I Sighed For Rest And Happiness,
I Yearned For Them, Not Thee;
But While I Passed My Saviour By
His Love Laid Hold On Me.

I Tried The Broken Cisterns, Lord,
But, Ah! The Waters Failed!
Even As I Stooped To Drink They Fled,
And Mocked Me As I Wailed.

The Pleasures Lost I Sadly Mounted
But Never Wept For Thee
Till Grace My Sightless Eyes Receive
Thy Loveliness To See.
Amen!

Romans_5-1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans_5-1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Thank You Jesus!

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No Church Is Perfect, But Christ Is

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3

Ephesians_2-10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians_2-10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Suppose a man came to your door and said, “I’m really hungry and I need a meal.” So you say, “Well, come on in!” You get out some of your dinnerware and put a big steak on a plate with a baked potato, and you lay it down right in front of him.

The man looks at what you’ve set in front of him, folds his arms, sits back, and says, “I’m not going to eat it.” So you ask him, “Why aren’t you going to eat it? You said you were hungry!” And he says, “There’s a chip on the plate and I refuse to eat off of it.” Now, wouldn’t that just be unbelievable?

Many people come to church and say, “Yes, I’m hungry for Jesus.” But they look around and find chips on the wall and chips in the lives of people. They find all sorts of things to criticize. But real hunger for the Word and for fellowship with others will look past those imperfections and see what’s perfect about the church: Jesus.

The church has flaws. There’s not a church in the world that is perfect. Yet, we serve a perfect Saviour. So if you’re not plugged into a local church, find a good, imperfect, Jesus-centred church and discover the joy of experiencing life in Christ with others!

No Church Is Perfect, But Christ Is. So Live Life Together With Imperfect People Who Serve A Perfect Saviour!

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1-Corinthians_14-33: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Thank You Jesus!

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I Need To Pay Close Attention To God’s Word Because It Will Always Come To Pass

I Need To Pay Close Attention To God’s Word Because It Will Always Come To Pass

“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
Psalm 107:20 (KJV)

God never starts anything without His word. Anything that God wants to do on earth, the first thing he does is to send His word across. Once He sent out His word, it is as good as done. You don’t have any reason to doubt or fear. Nothing can be accomplished without God’s word.

The Bible tells us that: “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. (2) the same was in the beginning with God (3) All things were made by him and without Him was not anything made that was made. (4) In him was life and the life was the light of men (5) And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth not…….(14) And the word was made flesh” (John 1:1-5; 14, KJV). The word became flesh and dwelt among us. It became evident. We therefore need to pay close attention to God’s word because it will always come to pass.

One thing every believer must understand about the word of God is the fact that before He speaks or sends any word concerning you, He has already completed it in the spirit. The time He sent it is not when it was done. “Forever O lord, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89, KJV). His word has been settled in heaven. It is already guaranteed. It can never fail because it has already been settled in the spirit realm before God sent it forth.

Prophet Isaiah puts it succinctly when he states that God declares “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10, KJV). I know many people may find this difficult to understand. Now look at it this way: if you want to write a book you start from the Foreword, Preface, Introduction, then comes chapter 1, 2,3,4 etc. but that is not how God works. God begins from the conclusion.

Child of God, rejoice because your victory is already concluded and you will surely testify.

Isaiah 46:9-11
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Psalm 19:7-11
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

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The Word Of God Is More Powerful Than Any Witches And Wizards

The Word Of God Is More Powerful Than Any Witches And Wizards

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

Luke 1:45 (KJV)

The word of God is more powerful than any obstacle. It is more powerful than witches and wizards. It is more powerful than incantations, spells and divinations. It is more powerful than any pronouncement and negative things that are working against you. The word of God has been spoken. And he will see to it that the word spoken in your life will come to pass.

I encourage you, therefore, to hold on to the word. Hold fast the profession of your faith without wavering. Never give up your confidence. Cast it not away. God will see to it that the word is validated in your job, business, academics etc. Don’t be afraid, no matter what you encounter. There shall surely be a performance. “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:1-37, KJV).

If you hold on to the word, you are guaranteed of victory. The word cannot fail. If it fails, it means God has failed. He has said His word will not return to Him void. That is why we have an edge against the world. They don’t have the word of God. We have an edge because we have the God factor. God is with you. With you, God will do mighty things. He will do the impossible. He will shut the mouth of the enemy. He is God. Beside Him there is no other.

Why do you think you are saved? Is it to become a disgrace to His kingdom? No! You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar person, a holy nation. Set apart to show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. You may have missed it severally but you will succeed. Don’t go about with your head bowed to the devil. Lift up your head! God has already perfected everything that concerns you and He wants you to function from that standpoint.

Hebrews 6:9-20

9 But even if we speak like this, dear friends, we feel sure about you. We know that you have the better blessings that belong to your salvation. 10 God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other Christians. 11 Our great desire is that each of you keep up your eagerness to the end, so that the things you hope for will come true. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to be like those who believe and are patient, and so receive what God has promised.

God’s Sure Promise
13 When God made his promise to Abraham, he made a vow to do what he had promised. Since there was no one greater than himself, he used his own name when he made his vow. 14 He said, “I promise you that I will bless you and give you many descendants.” 15 Abraham was patient, and so he received what God had promised. 16 When we make a vow, we use the name of someone greater than ourselves, and the vow settles all arguments. 17 To those who were to receive what he promised, God wanted to make it very clear that he would never change his purpose; so he added his vow to the promise. 18 There are these two things, then, that cannot change and about which God cannot lie. So we who have found safety with him are greatly encouraged to hold firmly to the hope placed before us. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. It is safe and sure, and goes through the curtain of the heavenly temple into the inner sanctuary. 20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 10:35-39

35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

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God Says It! I Believe It! And That Settles It!

God Says It! I Believe It! And That Settles It!

 

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

John 6:63 (KJV)

The word of God will fight for itself. If Jesus did not fail, the word of God will never fail because Jesus and His word are one. Let the rain come down, let everyone be against you, but hold on tenaciously to His word. You may not understand the things around you but just hold the word. And you watch what the word will do.

In Mark 4:35, Jesus said “let us pass over unto the other side”. That was the word that came from the lips of Jesus. And they got into the boat and started going. Suddenly, there was a storm. The wind became contrary. But, nevertheless, they could not be stopped because Jesus had spoken.

Maybe, you are experiencing contrary situations in your life. You are experiencing things that are contrary to what God has spoken. The Lord has spoken that by His stripes you were healed. He has spoken that with long life will he satisfy you and show you His salvation. He has spoken that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. He has spoken that you are blessed going out and blessed coming in. He has spoken that you have been redeemed from every curse of the law. My friend, forget the devil. God’s words are spirit and life. They will not fail. Devil, I say to you get lost. God’s people shall manifest.

Beloved, God is not intimidated by the attacks of the devil. He would not start a thing and stop it halfway. God will overrule for you. There is a divine investment into your life that is about to shake nations and affect community. Don’t you ever think that God will just watch and allow the devil to mess with you. I declare to you that you are coming out of every pressure and every influence of the devil. The devil will never have the last word. If anyone will testify, it is you.

Joshua 21:43-45
43 And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.

44 And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.

45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

READ: Psalm 105

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Welcome Address To SHILOH 2015, FROM GLORY TO GLORY, 2 Corinthians 3:18 By Bishop David O. Oyedepo. Winners Chapel, Living Faith Church Shiloh 2015

shiloh 2015 from glory to glory

Welcome Address To SHILOH 2015, FROM GLORY TO GLORY, 2 Corinthians 3:18 By Bishop David O. Oyedepo. Winners Chapel, Living Faith Church Shiloh 2015

Heaven on Earth greetings in Jesus’ name.
As we all know, our God specializes in doing new things over and again – Is. 43:19/Lam. 3:22-33
Again, we understand that by redemption, we are ordained for continuous and unending progress – Pro. 4:18
We also understand that God is committed to our continuous change of levels as His children– Ps. 84:7

Furthermore, we understand that all the forces that engender change of levels grow and that there is no end to the growth of all spiritual forces responsible for our change of story.

For example, some of the ever-growing forces responsible for our translation from glory to glory include:

The Force of Vision, but there is no end to seeing farther– Gen. 13:14-15/ Hos. 12:10
The Force of Faith, but there is no end to developing one’s faith – 2 Thess. 1:3/ Jn. 14:12
The Force of Revelation, but there is no end to growing in revelation– 2 Cor. 3:18/ 1 Cor. 8:1-2
The Force of Wisdom, but there is no end to growing in wisdom – Rom. 11:33/ Matt. 12:42
The Force of Love, but there is no end to growing in love – Eph. 3:17-19/ 1Cor. 2:9
The Anointing of the Holy Spirit, but there is no end to growing in the anointing – Ezek. 47:1-7/ Jn. 3:34
All of the above implies that:

There is no end to change of levels in God’s agenda for His people – Is. 43:18-19/ Deut. 28:1-13

There is no end to change of levels for the redeemed – Pro. 4:18/ Rom. 5:1

This is because:

As we grow in revelation, we scale new heights – 2 Cor. 3:18/ Is. 60:1-22

As we grow in love, we spring new surprises – Eph. 3:17-19/ 1 Cor. 2:9

As we grow in wisdom, we grow in impact – Rom. 11:33/ Matt. 13:54

As we grow in the anointing, we grow in exploits– Ezek. 47:1-7/Joel 2:23-26

This is why, there is no end to Next Levels for the Redeemed – Pro. 4:18/ Jn. 14:12

Indeed, there is no end to being translated from glory to glory, as we remain committed to walking in the ever-increasing light we access from scriptures.
Therefore, the prophetic theme for Shiloh 2015 is:

FROM GLORY TO GLORY– 2 Corinthians 3:18

We are all expected to get set to access new depth of insight, empowering us to break new grounds, scale new heights, break limits into greater realms of glory, resulting in the rise of giants at Shiloh 2015.

But according to scriptures, we can only be full beneficiaries of Shiloh 2015 if we fully engage in the spiritual preparations required for its maximum impact because the husbandman that labours is ordained to be the first partaker of the fruit – 2 Tim. 2:6

Remain ever blessed.

Jesus is Lord!

David O. Oyedepo

shiloh 2015 from glory to glory

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I Did Not Deserve God’s Forgiveness, But He Forgave Me Through Christ Jesus

I Did Not Deserve God’s Forgiveness, But He Forgave Me Through Christ Jesus

Matthew 18:21
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Peter asked the Lord how often he should forgive his brother. The Lord’s answer to him was simple: Up to 70 times seven times. (Matthew 18:22) In other words, all the time!

“Well, he does not deserve my forgiveness.”

Neither did you deserve God’s forgiveness.

There is not a single person alive or dead who did not break all 10 of God’s commandments. There is no such thing as a “partial sinner” or “great sinner”. All of us were great sinners when Jesus saved us. And when we realize that we are forgiven much, we will love much. (Luke 7:47)

“How can you say that I have broken all of God’s commandments? I have never committed adultery.”

My friend, Jesus said, “If you lust after a woman in your heart, you have already committed adultery with her.” (Matthew 5:28) That is God’s standard. Man looks outward, but God looks inward at the heart. Moreover, if you break one law, you are guilty of all. (James 2:10) So everyone has broken all of God’s commandments. Everyone is a great sinner.

Now, you are no longer a sinner if you have received Christ as your Savior. You are a new creation. But you were a great sinner and God forgave you your huge debt through the death of His Son.

So if someone has wronged you, tell yourself this: “I did not deserve God’s forgiveness, but He forgave me through Christ. So I forgive this person also.” If you say something like, “He does not deserve it,” it makes no sense. Forgiveness is not for people who deserve it. If they deserve anything, it is punishment. But forgiveness means that you extend grace—undeserved favor—like how God extends undeserved favor to you.

Beloved, if you choose to hold on to bitterness, no one suffers but you. You lose your peace, then possibly your health. It is just not worth it. God says to you, “Let go. Forgive them their debts, just as I have forgiven you yours.”

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Bible Verses Against The Spirit Of Suicide. God Hates Suicides

Bible Verses Against The Spirit Of Suicide. God Hates Suicides

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often carried out as a result of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse, as well as stress factors such as financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships, and bullying.

Thinking about suicide is scary. You may have strong feelings that are hard to deal with. You may feel like things will never be better, but you are not alone. Many people think about suicide. Thinking about suicide does not mean that you will do it. It does not mean that you are “going crazy.” Thinking about suicide is often a sign that you want to escape.

There are ways to feel better. Remember, you are not alone. You can start by talking to someone else. You can talk to a family member or friend you trust.

People who commit suicide feel that their problems are too big for them to control. They think that ending their life is the only solution, but it’s not.

Jesus loves you and He wants to help you!

Bible Verses Against The Spirit Of Suicide

This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it

John 11:4

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10

For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
2 Corinthians 1:8–10

In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Proverbs 12:28

If the LORD had not been my help,
my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
When I thought, “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
When the cares of my heart are many,
your consolations cheer my soul.
Psalm 94:17–19

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:10–11

To you, O LORD, I cry,
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
“What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!
O LORD, be my helper!”
Psalm 30:8–10

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1–5

1 Corinthians 3:16-17:
“Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

Romans 6:23:
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Psalm 34:17-20:
“The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Exodus 20:13:
“You shall not kill.”

Psalms 55:22
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Psalms 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Psalm 42:5
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 37:23-24
If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 119:116a
Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live….

Isaiah 61:3
And provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Matthew 11:30
“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Psalm 34:18-19
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

Psalm 55:22
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Psalm 34:17
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 23:4
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 31:15
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

AMEN! AMEN!! AMEN!!!

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Children Need Role Models. Let’s Talk About Sex

Children Need Role Models. Let’s Talk About Sex

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Timothy 2:22

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18

3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

ROMANS 16:19

Have you ever had that wave of paralyzing dread—the one where you fear you’ll come off looking and feeling like a hypocrite if you challenge your child to uphold standards you didn’t keep too well yourself when you were younger?

For many, this feeling is especially acute when talking to children about sexual behavior. I believe this is one of the ways the enemy attempts to silence parents. But don’t allow past failures to prevent you from calling your child to the standard of God’s Word.

After all, every one of us has lied, haven’t we? Yet we still teach our children to tell the truth. When it comes to talking frankly with your preteens and teenagers about what God expects of them sexually, you dare not let the fear of an embarrassing question force you into silence.

Most children won’t ask whether or not you were a virgin prior to marriage. But even if they do—and even if you weren’t—you could answer, “That’s a good question, and someday when you’re an adult, I want to answer you more fully. But for now, that information is off-limits.”

If your child isn’t satisfied and persists in digging further, you may want to admit, “Yes, I made some mistakes I really regret,” but not go into details.

Children need role models, especially in their parents. And it’s better if they don’t know certain things about you when they’re too young to understand.

When your child is grown, in the context of an adult relationship, you can decide how much you want to reveal. But for now, don’t let vivid descriptions become stumbling blocks in their lives and in your discussions.

Keep the subject on God’s standards and on His desire for their welfare and purity. They need to hear from you what God expects of them.

1 Corinthians 10:13 –
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear

Matthew 5:28 –
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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There Is God’s Supernatural Power In The Words I Speak

There Is God’s Supernatural Power In The Words I Speak

I want to share something with you today that many believers have yet to understand. It’s a truth that can help you stay at peace, knowing the power that is yours in Christ Jesus. I think that’s why I’m so excited to write this letter—I want you to see that…

There is supernatural power in the words you speak.

When our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again to be seated at the right hand of the Father, the Bible tells us that we as believers were also seated in Christ at the right hand of the Father (Ephesians 2:4-6).

Today, seated in Christ at the Father’s right hand, you have divine authority! Because of this, your words carry incredible, divine, and supernatural power.

Beloved, the words you speak have life-giving, creative power. What you choose to say sets in motion the kind of life you are going to live.

And more specifically…

The words you speak by faith in the days to come will positively influence the direction of your life in 2016.

Let’s look at what that means for you and your family as you approach a brand-new year. If you’ll believe that God’s Word is true and speak His promises over your life in faith, you’re going to see greater things in the year to come…
•Improved health
•Restored relationships
•Increased provision
•Renewed youth

And these blessings are just the beginning…there is no limit to the grace and goodness of God through Christ Jesus!

It is amazing to see what Jesus taught about faith and the power of words in Mark 11 after He had cursed the barren fig tree.

The disciples were astonished that the unfruitful tree had withered just as Jesus had commanded it to. It was at this moment that Jesus taught His followers about the connection between what you believe and what you say.

Look carefully and you’ll see it…

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

Did you catch it? Jesus used the word “says” three times, but He mentions “believes” only once.

Beloved, can you see that while right believing is important, it needs to go hand-in-hand with speaking words of faith? When you believe something, you speak it out (2 Corinthians 4:13).

Jesus mentioned “says” three times and “believes” only once because…

Giving voice to what you believe strengthens your faith and anchors your heart on God’s promises for your life.

That’s why your words are so important. Not only can you speak faith into your situation, you can speak life to your soul. So say…
•“I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”
•“I am healed. My body is growing stronger. I am whole!”
•“I have the favor of God. Good things happen to me and through me.”
•“My sins are forgiven. I am unconditionally loved by my heavenly Father.”

When you declare your righteousness, forgiveness, and healing in Christ, hope, faith, and strength rise in your heart. It determines how you respond to challenges, how you unlock God’s power in your circumstances and the direction your life will take.

Speaking life over every situation,

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I Shall Not Worry Again, For God Shall Take Very Good Care Of Me

I Shall Not Worry Again, For God Shall Take Very Good Care Of Me

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Perched on a tree branch, two birds were observing passers-by rushing from one place to another. Looking at their faces, one bird asked the other, “Why is man so full of worries and cares?” The other bird answered, “Maybe they don’t have a heavenly Father like we do.”

I believe that the Lord made birds to tell us that we are of more value than many birds put together. In Matthew 10:29, Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin?” Then, in Luke 12:6, He said, “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins?” If you do the math, you will realize that these sparrows are so cheap that you can buy four of them for two copper coins, and you get one thrown in for free!

Sparrows are common creatures in Israel. Yet, not even one of these cheap birds falls to the ground without the Father’s knowledge. (Matthew 10:29) Not one of them is forgotten before Him. (Luke 12:6) So will He forget you who are of more value than all these birds put together?

Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” And if your heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air, how much more will He feed you, His precious, beloved child!

“Why don’t I see the supply then?” you may ask.

The answer is worry. That is why Jesus also said, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” (Matthew 6:31–32)

Beloved, if your heavenly Father cares for cheap, common birds, and feeds them every day, how much more will He care for you, His dear, precious child! Let your heart be at rest as you hear Him say to you, “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31)

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What A Great Day I Live In Because Of What Jesus Has Done For Us. The Spirit Of God Lives In Me

What A Great Day I Live In Because Of What Jesus Has Done For Us. The Spirit Of God Lives In Me

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.
Ephesians 3:16

We are infused with inner strength by the Spirit of God. As we invite God to fill us and strengthen us, something begins to happen in our spirit. There is a new enthusiasm about life and the will of God for our lives. As we recognize and yield to the Holy Spirit, God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think. We have “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (I Peter 1:8).

What a great day we live in because of what Jesus has done for us. We are redeemed because of His death, burial, resurrection, and the power of His blood.

What a powerful revelation given by the Holy Spirit. You are in Christ, Christ is in God, and Christ is in you! The Spirit of God lives in us.

Confession:
That He would grant me, according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in my inner man! Amen! Ephesians 3:16

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I Believe In You, GOD!

I Believe In You, GOD!

“Jesus said unto him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'”

Mark 9:23 (NKJV)

According to 1 John 4:17:…. “as he is, so are we in this world” (KJV). He is seated in heaven. That means He is in charge. And He says we are in charge here. “Whatsoever thou shalt bind here on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose here on earth is loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19, KJV).

When was the last time you laid hands on the sick? When last did your son have a headache and the first thing you did was to lay hands on the child or go to your pastor for prayers. Usually, we go for Panadol because it is seems easier. When last did your meal barrel become empty and you laid hands on it for a miracle to take place. How do you prove God, if you do not believe him for anything? Why are we living in this age as if God is not real?

There was a time when there was no food to eat in the house. And I told the people living with me: “Put the pot on fire and let us begin to praise God”. Before we finished praying, a knock came on the door and there was provision. This is the type of thing that strengthens you in times of adversity. The more you prove the faithfulness of God, the more your faith grows.

Beloved, God wants to do great things for you and with you on a daily basis. Believe Him for the impossible. Whatever we have seen is nothing compared to what is coming. There is so much God wants to manifest in this day and hour that we are in. Incredible miracles! Eye popping miracles, the ones that will make people to stand in awe of your God!

The devil does not have the final say. Don’t put your faith in the doctor’s report. Put your faith in God’s report. He is God. And there are no impossibilities with Him. I have seen incredible miracles of God’s grace and all I am saying to you today is to believe. Believe for your miracles. Believe Him for your breakthrough. I assure you, He will not fail you.

Isaiah 53:1-5

Jeremiah 32:17-27

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Every Word God Has Spoken Concerning My Life Shall Come To Pass, Amen

Every Word God Has Spoken Concerning My Life Shall Come To Pass, Amen

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life [. . .].”

Psalm 23:6 (KJV)

You know after God created all things in Genesis, He said this is good. But after making man in His own image and likeness, He said this is very good. The goodness of God will overshadow you everywhere you go. The goodness of God will pursue you. It will not only pursue you, it will catch up with you and overtake you.

Every word God has spoken concerning your life will come to pass. The word that God has spoken concerning you has already overruled the power of darkness. So if the devil speaks, it is too late. Whatever the devil has spoken is too late because the word of God has gone ahead of you. And it shall come to pass in your life.

The devil will not cut you short. Plane crash will not kill you. Armed robbers will not kill you. Assassins will not kill you. Charms and enchantments will not kill you. Diseases will not kill you. You will fulfil the days of your life. Your life will preach the gospel. Whatever you lay your hands upon shall succeed. Your life shall remain a testimony. Everywhere you go, your light will shine. The light that is coming from you will overshadow all darkness.

As this year draws to a close, it will not end without your testimony. If in the last 11 months nothing has happened, don’t give up, don’t lose hope, there is still so much time left in the year for God to give you that miracle. In every area of your life, the Lord will satisfy you with His goodness. This year will be your greatest year yet. The devil will not have the final word in your life. God has not brought you this far to disappoint you. If no one testifies, you will testify. It is too late for the devil. You are about to break out, break forth, breakthrough and break in. Hallelujah! Amen!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Psalm 23:1-6

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Joy Overflow. What My Enemies Meant For Evil, God Is Turning Them Around For My Good

Psalms_98-4: Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Thank You Jesus

Psalms_98-4: Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise .Thank You Jesus

Joy Overflow. What My Enemies Meant For Evil, God Is Turning Them Around For My Good

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12:3

You can make a withdrawal from your salvation account with joy. The wells of salvation are reservoirs of healing and blessing. Joy is your bucket to draw out your blessing. If you have great joy, you have a great bucket to draw much salvation.

James 1:2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations.” He did not say that it was a joy to have multiple troubles. He said to count it joy. Look at your problems and count. One joy…two joy…three joy…then laugh at the devil! What Satan meant for evil, God is turning around for your good. God paid too high a price for your victory for you to be defeated. Ha! Ha! Ha!

One translation of James 1:2 says to count it “Maximum Joy.” I like that! Smile, laugh, jump, shout, then dance turn it up and things will turn around!

Confession:

God brought me here to have a good time now I am going to have a good time! Hallelujah!

Romans_8-28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose

Romans_8-28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose

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God Knows My Name. He Even Knows The Number Of Hairs On My Head

God Knows My Name. He Even Knows The Number Of Hairs On My Head

Matthew 10:30
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Every day, your hair drops. Yet, God knows how many hairs are left on your head. And He also knows how many are growing back! He knows because He bothers to count them again. When it comes to you, He always has time for every little thing about you.

So when Jesus said, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered,” He was not exaggerating. He never exaggerates. He means what He says and He says what He means. So for the Lord to say that the very hairs of your head are all numbered means that He wants you to know that He is very interested in you and has intimate knowledge about you—your body, family, finances, relationships…everything in your life!

He knows the pain you have been having in your body. He is aware of the financial worry which you have been keeping from your family. He sees how your nasty boss is treating you. He understands the hurts you have been keeping in your heart. He hears your heart’s cry for a miracle baby.

Your Heavenly Father wants you to know that as long as something concerns you, He does not overlook it.

God knows you intimately. He knows every small problem you are worried about and every single burden you have. And when you approach Him for help, He has all the time for you as if no one else exists. That is how valuable you are to Him and how absorbed He is in you! Thank You Jesus.

Matthew_10-30: But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Matthew_10-30: But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

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It Is Awesome For God To Send His Son Jesus Christ To Die In My Place

It Is Awesome For God To Send His Son Jesus Christ To Die In My Place

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:12-13

Salvation is a wonderful gift of God to mankind, it is awesome for God to send His son to die in our place and thereby redeem us from sin and satan and reconcile us to Himself. It is a free gift from God and once we confess our sins, ask for forgiveness and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, we are saved, it’s straightforward.
Nevertheless, many Christians struggle in their walk with God, as they feel once they get saved things just begin to work out, they feel they ought to become holy and immune to temptation automatically. Our text today makes it clear that, there is work to be done on our own part, it is like the case of a student who wants a university degree and has been given a free entry and scholarship into the university, the student still has to study, he can’t just assume he will graduate automatically without any effort on his own part, he has to attend lectures, study hard, write exams and pass.
So our walk with God requires ‘work’, we have to cultivate, carry out the goal, and fully complete our salvation; we need to work it for it to work for us. We need to know that it is a walk of Faith, (2 Corinthians 5:7), and not of fear that comes from sight walking, when we pray, we should believe that God will answer and ‘act’ accordingly.
We also ought to walk with self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ.
Most important of all , we must know that we cannot do it by our power, and that it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in us [energizing and creating in us the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
It becomes easier when we have more of God in our lives and less of ‘us’ in us.

Confession

I will not be lazy with regards of my salvation, I have the grace and strength to continuously work it out. Hallelujah!

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Are You Industrious? Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye

Are You Industrious? Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye

Memorise:
Love Not Sleep, Lest Thou Come To Poverty; Open Thine Eyes, And Thou Shalt Be Satisfied With Bread.
Proverb 20:13

Read: Proverbs 31:10-13
10 Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman? For Her Price Is Far Above Rubies.
11 The Heart Of Her Husband Doth Safely Trust In Her, So That He Shall Have No Need Of Spoil.
12 She Will Do Him Good And Not Evil All The Days Of Her Life.
13 She Seeketh Wool, And Flax, And Worketh Willingly With Her Hands.

Message
In The School Of Life, Those Who Are Prone To Giving Excuses End Up As Failures. Greatness In Life Is Not For The Slothful But For The Diligent. It Is Not For Men Of Theoretical Faith, But For Those Who Can Put Their Faith Into Action. There Are Many People Walking Around Blind To Opportunities. They Always Complain About The Economic Situation Of Their Country, And For This Reason, They Have Refused To Take Their Destinies In Their Own Hands. Nothing Moves Until You Move. There Are Opportunities All Around You, But If You Can’t See Them, They Will Not Translate Into Tangible Results. To Be Industrious Is To Be Hardworking, Conscientious, Diligent And Productive. John 15:16 Says:

“Ye Have Not Chosen Me, But I Have Chosen You, And Ordained You, That Ye Should Go And Bring Forth Fruit, And That Your Fruit Should Remain: That Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask Of The Father In My Name, He May Give It You.”
God Expects His Children To Be Productive And Be Creative In Their Thinking. The Fact That You Belong To God Should Make You See Solutions To Issues Where Others Only See Problems. The Spiritual Controls The Physical; This Is Why You Need To Ask God To Open Your Spiritual Eyes. You Need To See The Good Things Coming Your Way From Afar Off, So That As They Come, You Can Tap Into Them. There Are Many People Sitting And Living Around Opportunities Without Exploring Them. There Is No Future For Lazy Fellows.

The Life God Expects From The Industrious Is A Life Of Fruitfulness In Every Area. Fruitfulness Is A Covenant Benefit Of God’s Children. If You Are Still In School, You Need To Be Industrious In Order To Graduate With Excellent Grades. If You Are Serving In God’s Ministry, You Need To Be Industrious, So That You Can Access The Anointing Required For Doing Spiritual Exploits. If You Are Engaged In Business, You Need To Be Hard-Working To Make More Profits And Access Greater Business Opportunities. If You Are In The Corporate World, Being Industrious Will Put You On The Cutting Edge Of Your Career. You Need To Keep Growing. You Need To Develop Yourself For The Glorious Future You See Ahead Of You. You Must Not Be Distracted With Those Things That Will Not Enhance The Quick Actualisation Of Your God-Given Dreams. There Is No Need Losing Your Head Over What You Don’t Have. What You Have Is More Than Enough For Your Breakthrough. Never Be Afraid Of Starting Small. Ask The Lord To Open Your Eyes So That You Can Multiply The Seed In Your Hands To Become A Forest.

Key Point:
Whatever You Don’t Value Can Never Add Value To You.

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I Am Blessed Beyond Measures In Christ Jesus. The Spirit Of Excellence Lives In Me

I Am Blessed Beyond Measures In Christ Jesus. The Spirit Of Excellence Lives In Me

Deuteronomy 28:4
“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

Would you want to buy a chair that Jesus made? I would, even if it cost US$1,000 because it would be of superb quality. Whatever Jesus did, He did it with perfect excellence.

And because Christ is in you, the things which you produce will be of exceptional quality too. That includes your children, who will be champions. Deuteronomy 28:4 says, “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks”.

God was using terms that the Israelites understood since they were farmers and shepherds. Today, “your ground” is the place of your work. This means that “the produce” of your work shall be of excellent quality.

That is not all. God promises that quantity will always follow quality because Deuteronomy 28:11 says that the Lord will “grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body,” which means that you will have plenty of children, “in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground,” which means that your business will flourish and you will be a leading producer in the area of your specialty.

My friend, your excellence and plenty do not come by your efforts. They come by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who paid for you to have divine provision—“though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich”. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Jesus was made destitute of all material things at the cross. He had nothing! As He hung on the cross, He watched the Roman soldiers gamble for His robe. His last possession on earth was gambled away. He became poor, so that you could be blessed with the excellent and the plenty!

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God Will Not Remember My Sins Or Count Them Against Me, All Because Of Jesus

God Will Not Remember My Sins Or Count Them Against Me, All Because Of Jesus

Romans 4:7–8
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.”

Some people think that if they were more “right” with God, then He would hear their prayers. For example, they sometimes believe that if they had not quarrelled with their wives or had those bad thoughts earlier in the day, then God would answer their prayers.

God is not like that. He wants you to know beyond any doubt that you can always come to His throne of grace with boldness and have every confidence that you will receive His mercy and grace. (Hebrews 4:16) You see, because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, you are already right with God. You don’t need to do anything to make yourself more right with God.

In fact, by faith in Jesus, you have received the righteousness of God Himself! (2 Corinthians 5:21) And no matter how many mistakes you make, you will never lose that righteousness because in the first place, God gave it to you apart from your works. (Romans 4:5–6) In other words, God did not impute righteousness to you because you were good, but because you believed in Jesus.

Because of what Jesus has done for you at the cross, all your sins—past, present and future—are forgiven. God will by no means ever remember your sins or count them against you! (Hebrews 8:12, 10:17)

My friend, because Jesus has been punished for your sins, today, God is not counting your sins against you. This means that your sins won’t stop Him from hearing and responding to your prayers. So you can always run into His presence knowing that you can boldly stand in and enjoy His presence and His love.

When you know this truth, it is going to set you free in your relationship with God. You can talk to Him without fear or any sense of condemnation. You can practice His presence and trust that He always hears you. Should something happen at home or at work, you don’t always have to call for your church leaders—you pray and God hears you!

Beloved, you are righteous in Christ and God hears your prayers—all because of Jesus!

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May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

My God Is No Respecter Of Persons. If I Act On His Word, Without Doubt, He Will Honour My Faith

My God Is No Respecter Of Persons. If I Act On His Word, Without Doubt, He Will Honour My Faith

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

John 14:12 (KJV)

In our text today, Jesus began by saying: “Verily, verily [. . .]” (John 14:12, KJV). In other words, Jesus is saying, “I am telling you the truth that I know.” Jesus Christ goes on to say, “[. . .] the works that I do shall he do also [. . .]” (John 14:12, KJV). Is Jesus a liar? Certainly not. He cannot lie. He is the truth and everything He speaks is the truth. Beloved, let us not cower like failures and defeated people. Let us not cower as if we are in trouble. We must begin to exercise our God-given authority in Christ.

In the early ’70s, when the revival hit Nigeria, people were doing all kinds of crazy things and getting results. I’m talking about believers. This is why the word spread the way it did. This is how churches spread. The believers were doing whatever they read in the Bible. When they read that Jesus said, “Go and spread the gospel”, they moved from city to city and saw incredible miracles.

I know of a believer who read that Jesus said, “Go to every city and preach the gospel. Heal the sick, cast out the devil, and raise the dead.” The man began to go to every house. After knocking he would ask: “Is there anyone who died here?” He went from street to street till late in the evening when he finally found a place where somebody had died. A little child had died in the morning. When he said he wanted to raise the child the people looked at him and told him that he was crazy. This man was a new believer. He acted on the word of God, and the Lord honoured his faith. After he prayed, the child sneezed and came back to life. Praise God!

Beloved, God is no respecter of persons. If you act on God’s word, without doubt, He will also honour your faith.

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Acts 3:1-6

4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

8 And there was great joy in that city.
Acts 8:4-8

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I Am So Quick To Come To God In Times Of Need

I Am So Quick To Come To God In Times Of Need

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! – (Psalm 107:21)

How like us to forget to give thanks. We are so quick to come to God in times of need. We pray, “Lord, get me out of this” or “Lord intervene” or “Lord, provide for me.” We call on the Lord and then when He answers, we don’t offer up a word of thanks.

Worse yet is when we chalk it up to dumb luck. It reminds me of the guy who was on the roof of a three-story house, nailing down a loose shingle. Suddenly he lost his footing and began to slide. Knowing he was about to fall to his death, he cried out to God, praying, “Help me! Save me! God, don’t let me die! God, do something! Save me!”

Then, as he was nearing the edge of the roof, his belt loop suddenly caught on a nail, which stopped him. This allowed him to grab hold and then climb back up again. Reaching safety, he called out, “It’s okay, God! I got caught on a nail!”

That is how we are sometimes. We say, “Oh, Lord, provide for me. I have this financial need. Lord, You’ve got to come through for me.”

Then the next day, a rebate check for the exact amount arrives in the mail. “It’s okay, Lord,” we say. “The rebate check showed up.”

Do we ever stop and think, however, that God has provided that for us?

Are you giving God the glory for what He has done? We are so quick to ask for His help. But let’s remember to give Him the praise when He comes through. We should be as definite in returning thanks as we are in requesting help. Far too often we call on God in times of crisis, but we don’t follow through with our thanks.

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God Wants To Bless Me Big Time

Ephesians_1-3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians_1-3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

God Wants To Bless Me Big Time

Luke 5:4
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

God wants to bless you—big-time! It was for this reason that He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” The deep is where you will find a whole lot of fish. You won’t find them near the shore in shallow waters. But to launch out into the deep is to move away from the comfort of the shoreline.

My friend, God wants you to break away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what He has put in your heart. It may be something simple, but which you have never done before or only dreamt of, like attending a care group. A church member did just that and found love. Today, she is happily married.

Now, our Lord Jesus who said, “Launch out into the deep…” also said, “…let down your nets for a catch.” Notice that He used the plural “nets” and not the singular “net”. Beloved, God wants to give you more than what you need. His dream for you is bigger than anything you can ever dream of. Dream big and God will exceed your dream because He delights in giving you exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)

Another church member who was formerly working for someone else had wanted to start his own company. When praying with him, I received a word from the Lord for him to launch out on his own. When he did that, he made a handsome profit at the end of the first month alone! Today, he has more than one company and his businesses are flourishing. God is blessing him beyond his wildest dreams!

Beloved, God wants to bless you beyond your wildest dreams. He did it for Simon who was astonished at the size of the catch of fish. (Luke 5:9) But it was not until Simon launched out into the deep that he ended up with the net-breaking, boat-sinking load of fish. (Luke 5:6–7) You, too, will be astonished at your catch when you step out of your comfort zone and launch out into the deep with the Lord!

Proverbs_10-22: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it

Proverbs_10-22: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it

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We Have The Authority In Christ Jesus

Acts_1-8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts_1-8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

We Have The Authority In Christ Jesus

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils “.

Mark 16:17 (KJV)

 

By reason of the authority we have in Christ, every believer can cast out devils. Now the question is, do you run from devils? After you’ve slept at night and had some bad dreams, how do you react? How do you behave? As for demonic activities, you can’t stop them. You can’t stop a bird from perching over your head, but you sure can stop it from building a nest on your head.

As a believer, you have the ability to deal with the activities of the devil. Jesus has already said it. And He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore, you have no business allowing the powers of darkness to intimidate you. It is wrong. If anyone is supposed to quit it is not you. Others should be afraid of us because we have been authorised by Christ to cast out devils. We must understand that we have authority in Christ.

We are not playing religion. It is real and God means exactly what He says: “[. . .] they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18, KJV). Do you understand what this means? It is wrong for someone to go to church sick and come back with sickness. Jesus said we will lay hands on the sick. He didn’t say that bishops would lay hands on the sick. He was talking about the believer.

Now, how can you tell whether this thing Jesus is saying is true or not? The only way to find out is to practice it. Go out there and do it. Do it, and don’t wonder in your mind whether it will work or not. The Lord is the One who promised that you could do this. And He does not lie. Do what He said. This is the same thing Mary said to the people in John 2:5, “…….Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it” (KJV). This is how you can partake of the miracles of God. This is how to become a miracle worker. Do what you have read in the Bible.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 14:12-14

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Matthew 10:1-8

Ephesians_6-10-1: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil

Ephesians_6-10-1: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil

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